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For Immediate Release: NEW YORK FENCING ACADEMY FENCER EARNS WORLD CUP BRONZE MEDAL


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Brooklyn, NY (November 26, 2013) – New York Fencing Academy athlete, Romain Cannone, 16, became the number one cadet French fencer as he took Bronze in the prestigious European Cadet Circuit, commonly called the Cadet World Cup, this past weekend in Chalons, France.

This all stems from the enthusiasm he revealed in trying to qualify to fence for the French Cadet Team just two weeks ago. He managed to attain one of the four spots against 288 fencers, earning the opportunity to represent France.

A week later, he competed in his first circuit event in Bonn,Germany, earning 9th place. He then went on to Chalons, France to compete against more than 171 fencers from 15 countries. The start wasn’t smooth for him as he was feeling tired and under pressure with his whole family watching and cheering him on, but he managed to win 4 out of 6 bouts in the first round of pools.

Romain persevered through the direct elimination round and as he advanced to top 32, he fenced the 22 seeded French fencer, leaving nothing to chance and winning by 15-5 in a span of 3 minutes. Romain then faced German fencer, Broun Rico, who won the previous World Cup in Bonn. Romain noted how strong this fencer was, and along with his coach, Misha Mokretsov, came up with a strategy to win the highly contested bout 15-11. Romain then beat Italian fencer, Pierfrancesco Andresini with ease, proceeding to the top 8 bout in which he had great ambition to go beyond. Following a tight challenge against a German fencer as he lost 15-13, he still had a chance to advance as one has to lose twice to be eliminated. After analyzing his mistakes, Romain again fenced the German and this time he made no mistakes, winning 15-10. Fencing for top 2, Romain lost to Justin Yoo, the number one ranked American cadet, by 15-13, as Yoo went on to win the competition.

Romain took Bronze in the individual event and the following day, fenced with his teammates to earn Silver for France in the team event. This was indeed a remarkable event for Romain Cannone and for his coach, Misha Mokretsov, who has been training him since he began fencing in 2008.

New York Fencing Academy is located in Brooklyn, New York, and has been providing both group and private fencing lessons for three years in addition to hosting its own tournaments.

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Contact: Misha Mokretsov
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Address: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Club Phone: (718) 996-0426
Cell Phone: (347) 741-1343
Email: info.nyfa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fencenyfa.com

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For Immediate Release: NEW YORK FENCING ACADEMY PREVAILS, BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD


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Brooklyn, NY (October 31, 2013) – On October 26-27, 2013, Brooklyn based New York Fencing Academy athletes earned eight medals from tournaments in France and Rochester, NY.  In all, 288 athletes competed in a two-day Youth 17 tournament in Henin-Beaumont, France. NYFA fencer, Romaine Cannone earned 3rd place in the French Cadet Qualifier, making him eligible to fence for France at the Bonn Cadet European Circuit next week. This is a great achievement for Romaine and NYFA.

Also competing last weekend in the Ben Gutenberg Memorial Super Youth Circuit in Rochester, NY, Nathan Vaysberg took home Gold in the Y14 age group. Jacklyn Khrol received Silver in Y10 and 6th place in Y12. Skyler Liverant, Bronze in Y10; Bennett Cohen, 5th place in Y14; Alan Temiryaev, 5th place in Y12 and Mark Dolgonos, 8th place in Y10.

New York Fencing Academy, is quickly becoming a center for excellence in epee with one of the strongest competitive epee youth programs in the tri-state area. In just three years NYFA has produced several nationally-ranked fencers earning Champion and Finalist titles at North American Cups, Summer Nationals, Super Youth Circuits, a silver at the Pan American Games and now a fencer on the French Cadet Team.

New York Fencing Academy was founded in 2010 to help people discover, enjoy, and advance in the sport of fencing. NYFA strives to develop fencers’ technical skills and physical fitness. For more information visit our website at: http://fencenyfa.com.

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Contact: Misha Mokretsov
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Address: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Club Phone: (718) 996-0426
Cell Phone: (347) 741-1343
Email: info.nyfa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fencenyfa.com

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For Immediate Release: TOP FENCERS JOUST IN BROOKLYN TOURNAMENT


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March 26, 2012 (Brooklyn, NY) – The New York Fencing Academy hosted Brooklyn’s first A2 level epee fencing tournament this past Sunday, March 25. Thirty-five fencers ranging from age 13 and up came from all over the country to participate in the academy’s Senior Epee Cup and Veterans Mixed Epee. With 12 A-rated fencers and seven B-rated fencers, Sunday’s tournament showcased the mettle of men and women from the tri-state area as well as Boston and Oregon, resulting in an unprecedented level of fencing competition that rivals well-known Manhattan tournaments.

Situated right by Coney Island, where coaches and fencers can often be seen working out on the beach, the New York Fencing Academy aims to become a new destination for excellent epee fencing in New York City. Misha Mokretsov founded the academy just a year and a half ago with two fencing strips. Last October the academy moved to a newly renovated 3,000 square foot gym with six fencing strips, overhead scoring machines and targets. The academy hosts open bouting and Round Robin tournaments on Wednesdays and Saturdays, which is free for A and B rating fencers. Upcoming programs include a sleep-away camp and day camps during the spring and summer breaks. The fencing club also provides private coaching and group lessons. More information about any of these services can be found at fencenyfa.com.

Fencing is an internationally recognized Olympic, college, and New York City high school sport. As both a physical and mental workout, fencers attempt to make 15 contact points with their opponents’ bodies using one of three fencing weapons: the foil, epee or sabre. Each weapon requires different techniques and touch zones. Athletes must also wear protective masks, gloves, and bodywear. Fencers are classified according to their level of performance: A (highest), B, C, D, E, U (lowest, unclassified).

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Contact: Misha Mokretsov
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Address: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Club Phone: (718) 996-0426
Cell Phone: (347) 741-1343
Email: info.nyfa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fencenyfa.com

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For Immediate Release: New York Teens Earn Silver Medals at Fencing North American Cup, Annie Morelli selected to represent US in Cadets World Cup


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Annie Morelli, Silver Medalist, Cadets Women’s Epee October North American Cup 2011

Brooklyn, NY, October 25, 2011 – Fencers from the New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) traveled to Richmond, Virginia last weekend to compete among 2,000 athletes in the North American Cup. Some went for the training and experience, while others vied for national points and delivered their best performances to date.

Annie Morelli, 15, from Brooklyn, was determined to do better at this Cadets (under 17) NAC than she did at the July NAC in Reno. She’s been training for 8 hours a week and the hard work paid off. “It was her day,” her coach, Misha Mokretsov said, “she felt timing perfectly and was very patient and stable. Once she got the lead, she never gave it back.” On her way to earning her first national Silver medal in Cadets Women’s Epee, Annie defeated #7 ranked Horowitz and #3 ranked Sirico. She also earned an “A2011” rating – the highest possible, as well as national points which led to her selection to represent the US at the Cadets World Cup in Grenoble, France. Her next goal is to make the national team in 2012.

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Romain Cannone, Silver Medalist, Div III Men’s Epee, October NAC 2011

Romain Cannone, 14, from Manhattan, has been competing for less than two years, but that didn’t stop him from earning two NAC medals this weekend. Romain was focused and fencing well throughout the Division III (D & under rated) Men’s Epee event. As he was about to fence for top 8, his coach began a pep talk only to get interrupted by Romain. “I WILL win – I don’t care about that kid!” he exclaimed. He went on to earn his first national Silver medal, and came back the next day to earn his second medal for 6th place in Division II (C & under rated) Men’s Epee.

Two more NYFA fencers earned Cadets points at the NAC: Gabriel Canaux, A-rated sophomore on the Brooklyn Tech High School fencing team, placed 9th, and Sophia Chelnitsky, 15, also from Brooklyn, got 30th and a “D2011” rating. NYFA’s previous best results were earned at the July National Championships by Skyler Chin, 14, from Long Island who took Silver in Division II and Bronze in Y14 Men’s Epee, and also earned his “A2011” rating.

Although the club opened just over a year ago, several students were training with Coach Mokretsov at other clubs before following him to NYFA. This month, NYFA expanded its facilities to triple the original space to accommodate its growing membership. “It’s a great mix of good fencing, physical conditioning, and fun” said Romain who commutes from his Westchester home Friday nights to fence at NYFA, catches some sleep in his family’s Manhattan apartment, then returns to NYFA to train all Saturday afternoon. “It’s tough, but really worth it. Fencing is the best sport in the world!”

New York Fencing Academy is located in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art fencing center at 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224. They offer group classes, private lessons, and open bouting for students of all ages and levels, from beginners through advanced. (718) 996-0426. http://www.fencenyfa.com.

Contact: Misha Mokretsov
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Address: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Club Phone: (718) 996-0426
Cell Phone: (347) 741-1343
Email: info.nyfa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fencenyfa.com